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Old 09-24-2019, 08:18 AM
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Shade is Il or Ohio a emissions state ?
Hellinois, only the County of Crooks and the "Collar" Counties (around
Shitcago) are emissions regulated, I don't live there. So not an issue
for me. Ohio is an unknown. But I can always put a new cat on it, that
might happen anyway. Still debating that issue. But it is running and
the kid can drive it and he is happy.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:31 AM
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Good Deal, I would remove the catalytic converter completely and install the test pipe in it's place if you can find one.
Was considered, but the CC assy used the CC as the wye in the exhaust
system so to cut out the CC will be a PITA and actually cost more in parts
than just to buy the replacement which is $200 and will fit with no welding.
It is not just cut out the CC and replace with a piece of straight pipe, also
right at the exit of the CC is a hump to go over the cross member that
supports the transmission... So not easy...
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:27 AM
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Was considered, but the CC assy used the CC as the wye in the exhaust
system so to cut out the CC will be a PITA and actually cost more in parts
than just to buy the replacement which is $200 and will fit with no welding.
It is not just cut out the CC and replace with a piece of straight pipe, also
right at the exit of the CC is a hump to go over the cross member that
supports the transmission... So not easy...
Fully understand, back in the early 1980's company I worked for furnished its operators with Oldsmobile's one of the guys I worked around kept complaining about how his Olds was running one day he came to work and said it was running a lot better, the CC plug had blown out of it, he was able to take out the CC and install a test pipe. On the one that I drove it got to running pretty rough I removed it and did an abortion to the guts of it using a BFH and a straight pry bar. Put it back on the car and it ran fine.

Not far from here they have been having a lot of problems with the CC being stolen off of cars. Some were stolen off of some government cars while they were parked overnight in parking area.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:53 AM
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Not far from here they have been having a lot of problems with the CC being stolen off of cars. Some were stolen off of some government cars while they were parked overnight in parking area.
I just sold a few cats collected over the past few years. Got $340! They were replaced from the flex joint going bad and leaking. Got used replacement units from "tuners" replacing their cats with 3" non-cat downpipes. Even crumbly powder and chunks in a bag are worth something! (but not as much as if intact)
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:55 AM
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... I removed it and did an abortion to the guts of it using a BFH and a straight
pry bar. Put it back on the car and it ran fine.
Yeah similar solution here, but did it on the truck, kid drove to school today,
we will finish the clean out tonight, shouldn't be much if any left in the CC.
Then plug up the holes we drilled out. Most likely I will run it like that until
I need to meet emissions requirements or it rusts out.
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